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Cardiology Research and Practice
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 524961, 5 pages
Management of Advanced Heart Failure in the Elderly: Ethics, Economics, and Resource Allocation in the Technological Era
1Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Section of Palliative Medicine, Mayo Clinic, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
2Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, Mayo Clinic, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
3Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
4Palliative Medicine, Ross Heart Hospital, Wexner Medical Center, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210, USA
Received 14 October 2012; Accepted 21 November 2012
Academic Editor: Hans R. Brunner
Copyright © 2012 Keith M. Swetz et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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